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Gear Review: Instant Arches

Running shoes feel great on my feet, but a woman cannot live in sneakers alone, so I have been looking for new ways to give my tired feet a little extra support. I found Instant Arches ($8), a comfy one-size-fits-all arch support. I literally stuck a pair into my flats — they have adhesive backing to keep the support in place. I wore the shoes all day, and like most days I logged a fair bit of walking miles. See how my feet felt at the end of the day when you


My feet felt much happier having worn the Instant Arches in my shoes for the 10 hours I was in my flats. I suffer from very low arches and find most fashionable shoes don't provide enough support for the arch, but orthotics are too bulky for anything but an athletic shoe (plus they can be pricey). I found these arch supports easy to install; by peeling the protective layer back only halfway, you can fiddle with placement before completely sticking the support in the shoe. This means you cannot change the support from shoe to shoe, so buy a pair of Instant Arches for each pair of shoes that require some extra support. The adhesives mean you can add arch support to sandals and flip-flops — the least supportive shoes on the planet. You can buy Instant Arches online, at a discount when you buy five or more pairs.

ellieb ellieb 8 years
Cute shoes! I try to rotate between shoes with and without arch support, and I've found that although my feet are tired at the end of the day in shoes without support, they've gotten a good workout!
nutrihuney nutrihuney 8 years
i recently went through a bout of foot pain and concluded it was my flats with zero arch support. What a great option to stay stylish AND comfortable!
For women who have high arches, you should consider doubling the Instant Arches. Thank you for your interest
QueenSki QueenSki 8 years
I prefer Superfeet. They make them for flats and high heels and are a lot more substantial and more comfortable. I bought mine at Nordstrom and they are amazing!!
Edie-J-Blige Edie-J-Blige 8 years
Thanks Fit, I am gonna try these as my feet are flat! Cute shoes, too ;)
emilylee emilylee 8 years
wow these are great i need to buy one! I love wearing flats , this would help alot because by the end of the day my feet always hurts ALOT
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
My arches are really high and sometimes flat shoes bother me, so these could help if they're high enough.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
I have really high arches, I wonder if these would fit mine?
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